What's Wrong with the Cadillac Escalade?

Escalade owners have made 54 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the exterior (14%), followed by the electrical (14%) and the engine (14%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Escalade.

Comparing Escalade Generations

Watch out for the 2nd generation's (2002–2006) 1.53 PainRank™, which is the worst of 4 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen Escalade 2015–2018
7 1.11
3rd Gen Escalade 2007–2014
28 1.33
2nd Gen Escalade 2002–2006
14 1.53
1st Gen Escalade 1999–2000
5 1.36

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    The Worst Escalade Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2002 (3), 2010 (2), 2014 (2), 2006 (1), 1999 (1), 2012 (1), 2015 (1), 2009 (1), 2013 (0), 2011 (0), 2017 (0), and 2018 (0).